The Town recognizes that truly effective climate leadership is not only about implementing a set of discrete actions. It is about integrating sustainability into daily operations, decision-making, and planning for the future. It requires applying a climate lens to how Concord governs and serves the needs of community members. It calls for a culture of climate change awareness and understanding.
For these reasons, the Town of Concord has identified 3 cross-cutting priorities for leadership:
- Governance - Integrate sustainability goals, metrics, and evaluation criteria into all Town planning, including staff and department evaluations and budgeting.
- Education - Work with educators, parents, students, the School Department, and the State to bring climate education curricula into schools and student activities.
- Social Resilience - Prepare businesses and residents for the impacts of climate change through education and climate preparedness planning.